Let’s Talk (2)

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This week’s question:

What are your favourite books that defied your expectations/reservations?

Wings by Aprilynne Pike. I had read only negative reviews, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. I am looking forward to reading the final book in the quadrilogy.

Elixir by Hilary Duff. I go into every book hoping for a five star read. Expecting anything less is a waste of my incredibly valuable time. Elixir surprised me only because I didn’t expect Duff to be so eloquent. Of course she had the help of another writer, and I don’t know how much was ghost written, if the idea was simply Duff’s and the other wrote it, or what. I don’t really care. The second book is on my radar and I look forward to it.

Entwined by Heather Dixon. This books suffers from ‘pretty white girl in a prom dress’ syndrome. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into. A retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, which isn’t even my favourite fairytale. Instead I get a deep book full of fluff and sisterly shenanigans. Yes, you can have all three together. It’s my favourite book I’ve read this year, and I totally did not expect that.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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